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Old 01-13-2013, 09:32 AM   #1
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hello to all,,

the wife and i just purchaced our first motorhome,a 96 fleetwood southwind storm,,it needs some work but were happy with what we got for our first rv...

look forward to meeting everyone and learning about the rv lifestyle,,..

bewarned we are totally new at this and hope to learn alot from you all so that we can enjoy rv,ing with grandsons..

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Welcome aboard!

You will find a ton of good info here.

We had a 96 Storm and had many grand trips with it. They are nice coaches!

I suggest a tune up if it has not had one recently. I did wires, plugs, rotor and cap about every 20,000 miles. The heat in the doghouse makes that a requirement; just the nature of the beast.

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thank you for the welcome,,,i plan on doing a complete tune up and fluid change very soon,,i have some cosmetic issues to tend with(new floor covering) and a leaky roof ,that may have to wait untill spring just to wet here in ky in the winter..

again thanks for the welcome--!!

since you had a storm,,is the fan under the fridge , in the fuse box suppose to run when hooked up to shore power??the po told me it was,, just doesnt sound rite to me,,,,but i am totally new to this whole thing,,,--thanks
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thank you,,,and yes im sure i have ALOT to learn,,,i have been looking for a great forum to be apart of and looking like i have found it here..

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thank you for the welcome,,,i plan on doing a complete tune up and fluid change very soon,,i have some cosmetic issues to tend with(new floor covering) and a leaky roof ,that may have to wait untill spring just to wet here in ky in the winter..

again thanks for the welcome--!!

since you had a storm,,is the fan under the fridge , in the fuse box suppose to run when hooked up to shore power??the po told me it was,, just doesnt sound rite to me,,,,but i am totally new to this whole thing,,,--thanks
The fan on when on shore power is normal. It cools the power control module.

How many miles on it?
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55,000 miles,,on it now,,,

so the fan is normal,,,it runs all the time while hooked up to shore, i can feel heat coming from there, so no threat of a fire hazard or friying anything in there,,---- we plan on full timing when we get this home finished

thank you so much for your help...
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hello, and thanks for the welcome,,,i need to see alaska some day..
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55,000 miles,,on it now,,,

so the fan is normal,,,it runs all the time while hooked up to shore, i can feel heat coming from there, so no threat of a fire hazard or friying anything in there,,---- we plan on full timing when we get this home finished

thank you so much for your help...
Bought ours at 32k miles, sold at over 70. Was still fit and ready!
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the biggest problem this one has is the roof was neglected and leaked along the walls of the passenger side, nothing i cant fix when we get good weather here in ky,, we own a mobile home park and i have fixed many roofs, as far as the interior it,s o.k., but we love reconditioning old homes so that will be fun winter project to make it our home,,,

how do i reconnect the ladder, the rivets have rusted loose,,i have tried to google it up but cant find anything..--

i hate to be such a bother with these questions but like i said i am a total noob on the motorhome...lol

thank you again for your help

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